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Crap i clicked an ad on accident =/

i emailed google to let them know cause im not risking my account

     

warthog

7:44 pm on Aug 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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So im sitting here waiting for a response - I had like 10 browser windows open and i click in one and all of a sudden im in a site "doh" i realize its a adsense link i just clicked - anyway I emailed them and gave them the url of the ad and asked them if they could credit the account.

I usually block google ads to my own IP address so i don't click on them but i had the blocking temporarily diabled.

I think it would be agreat feature if google could supply adsense publishers with either:
A) an ignore IP pool - so ads would appear and be clickable but not "count" if they were clicked by an ip in your list. or
B) A blocking cookie - that basically told adsense not to count the click

- im a fricken nervous wreck now - i dont want my account disabled for being a dumbass :( - it was a total accident -
anyone ever report an accidental click?

7:46 pm on Aug 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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quite a few people [google.com] ;)
7:52 pm on Aug 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It may seem a little contorversial considering a thread running at WebmasterWorld at the moment, however why not use Firefox or Opera and disable javascript so they do not display at all.

It's easy enough to switch back on again.

warthog

7:58 pm on Aug 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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thanks for the link jatar - i feel better already

- I re-enabled the ip blocking so the ads do not show up at all - i have a static IP so they are blocked - i had it of for some testing.

8:19 pm on Aug 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I wouldn't worry too much over one click, especially if you've emailed them about it. Someone I know accidentally clicked one of the ads the first week they installed AS, the click was never charged to the advertiser and nothing further came of it. The key is to report right away as you did and there should be no problem.

warthog

8:41 pm on Aug 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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they replied - looks like i got a standard response based on the other posts - so I am all good.

I turned my ip filter back on so alls well that ends well.

8:46 pm on Aug 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I myself have clicked accidentally on my own ad.
But each time I try out a new layout I'll follow up with a single click to see what comes up.

I'd think they'd allow at least a tiny bit of investigation as a webmaster. After all, I'm not gonna put just any ole ad on my sites. Would you?

I would want to know what my visitors are going to experience when they themselves click on my ads.

8:51 pm on Aug 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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well thatīs what the adsense preview tool is for isnīt it? you can click away with it without worrying about googleīs reaction. no need to click on the ads on your own site.
i have clicked on 2 ads in the last fortnight (on two different sites of mine) but i canīt believe they will close my aco#*$! for that.
as for disabling javascript in your browser so you donīt see them, how do you check that everything is running ok and there arenīt problems with their display in that case?
i upgraded mysql and php on some sites recently, only to find that one update had disabled google ads completely...if i had disabled javascript i would never have seen it.
9:55 pm on Aug 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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as for disabling javascript in your browser so you donīt see them, how do you check that everything is running ok and there arenīt problems with their display in that case?

Just a suggestion for anyone who may suffer from wild mouse slippage syndrome:-))